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Eagle Transporter
This is my LDD model of the Space: 1999 Eagle Transporter. It is built to minifig scale. You can also see larger images at my Flickr site: https://www.flickr.com/photos/118702264@N05/sets/72157645635403374/. You can find PDF building instructions for sale (at a modest price) on my Etsy site: www.etsy.com/ca/shop/KurtsMOCs. Also, due to your great support for this model, I have posted the Eagle Transporter on Lego Ideas (https://ideas.lego.com/projects/79378). I would greatly appreciate your support!
About this creation

This picture illustrates the simple assembly technique for the Eagle’s superstructure.


The superstructure sub-assembly for the main superstructure cages is a simple repeating element. There are grey connecting elements on the top for the main superstructure spine.


Two of the sub-assemblies are pinned together at the main sub-assembly joints.


Joined together, the sub-assemblies comprise the fore and aft superstructure elements. The fore superstructure will hold the service module while the aft will hold the engineering module.


The Eagle has an additional assembly ring to facilitate the connection of the Command Module and the Drive Assembly. They are pinned together at the main sub-assembly joints.


With all of the sub-assemblies in place, the fore and aft superstructure elements are ready to be joined together.


The superstructure spine assembly joins the fore and aft superstructure elements. At the midsection, there are the connecting points for the various modules the Eagle will carry.


With the spine in place, the superstructure of the Eagle is complete. This model was conceived and designed to have simple connection points for the various modules, which were designed and build separately.


The design for the Service and Engineering module is basically the same. The forward Service module contained the air recycling/ventilation system, the galley, and food storage lockers. The aft Engineering module contained the fusion reaction chamber that was connected to the main drive assembly.


Each of the modules was designed to snap into place with two connection points. This design feature made assembly of the various components easy, especially once the size of the model began to grow.


This is the outboard fuel tank pod. It contains deuterium tanks, sensors, and supported the landing gear suspension. To my mind, these pods are one of the iconic features of the Eagle and difficult to model well in Lego. I tried several iterations and finally settled on an angled-plate configuration. The maneuvering rocket configuration was a satisfying design solution!


The angled-plate configuration exposed the studs of the plates a bit more than I would have liked but it gave me the freedom to achieve the design solution I was looking for. In the end, it was a compromise I could live with and model still looks like it was made from Lego. This picture shows the landing gear in a fully retracted configuration, which was seen on Eagles in the Moonbase Alpha Hanger.


Attached to the Service and Engineering modules, the Eagle begins to take shape. The figure gives a sense of scale: The model is a bit larger than it should be but the increased size gave me some flexibility with the superstructure and outboard fuel tank pod designs.


If the octagonal outboard fuel tank pods were one of the iconic features of the Eagle, then definitely the Command Module is the other. The complex, compounding curves are tricky to model in Lego. I’ve seen other Lego Eagles and borrowed a few techniques to complete mine: I'm definitely standing on the shoulders of giants!


The front of the Eagle’s Command Module was relatively (!) easy to complete compared to the rear. I had to break with my bent curved plate technique in order to render the transitional curve. I admit, its not the most elegant solution!


Here, you can peek into the Command Module’s interior. It is fully rendered.


With the Command Module attached to the superstructure, the Eagle is mostly complete.


The Main Drive Assembly was tricky to build correctly. I tried several variations of the main engine nozzles before settling on this final design. As with many other design feature of my model, I would try to accurately capture the shape and details of the original but where warranted, like the engine nozzles, I let the logic of Lego construction dictate the final form. To my mind, the engine nozzles have a pleasing shape and design, even though they are not 100% authentic. These subtle variations are consciously done because I wanted to make a nice Lego model as well as being as faithful to the original design. I am sure the original Eagle model makers did the same things with the materials they had at hand (or so I want to believe)!


The drive coil assemblies and plasma accelerators are connected to the main engine nozzles while the smaller deuterium tanks are connected via a separate piping system. A sub-assembly ring holds the drive components together.


Fully assembled, the basic Eagle is now complete!


From this angle it is possible to see the VTOL thrusters attached to the fore and aft modules.


In the series, there were several variations of the utility pods that the Eagle would carry. I have modelled the basic Type A utility pod. This is the standard passenger module, which could accommodate up to eight personnel.


The interior of this utility pod is known as the Reconnaissance or Survey Eagle. Half of the passenger seating is removed and replaced with reconnaissance and survey equipment and computers. In this model, the roof of the utility pod is removable and the interior is fully modelled in classic 1970's space colours!


Here, you can see the space suit lockers are towards the front flanked by two cargo areas that hold a Moon Buggy each. There are two main entrance sliding doors on either side of the pod and the Eagle’s main computer, the operator’s table, and passenger seating area.


Another view showing Chief Pilot Alan Carter sauntering back to see what’s happening on this week's episode.


Commander John Koenig and Professor Victor Bergman are discussing something that will inevitably threaten Moonbase Alpha (of course) while Dr. Helena Russell takes a well-deserved break!


Here is Eagle One with a Type A utility pod in place. Like the other modules with this model, the utility pod snaps into place at two simple connection points.


The utility pods had additional VTOL thrusters and extendable landing pads. This permitted the Eagles to pick up and drop off modules as required.


As seen in the first episode “Breakaway”, a VIP Eagle transports high-ranking officials between Earth and the Moon. VIP Eagles are distinguished by their orange paint scheme.


Rescue Eagles had a red striped utility pod equipped with a variety of rescue and life-saving equipment.


The Laboratory utility pod had an extended airlock for decontamination purposes. The pod was also used for Eagle-to-Eagle docking.


The complex angles of this pod were particularly difficult to model correctly. I had to make a few compromises in the design but the end result was better than I hoped for.


In some episodes, the Eagle would be fitted with a Booster Drive assembly mounted on the spine assembly.


Freighter Eagles were equipped with a pallet-type pod that was used to carry nuclear waste canisters to the Nuclear Disposal Area. Here, you can see the pod empty.


The Winch Pod allowed the Eagle to pick up and drop objects. Here, a Freighter Eagle is carrying a nuclear waste canister.


In the first episode, Freighter Eagles carry the nuclear waste canisters to the Nuclear Disposal Area. It was the unintentional detonation of this nuclear waste that broke the Moon from its Earth orbit and sent it on its two-season, 48 episode journey through space!


Action shot of an Eagle dropping off a Passenger utility pod. The special effects artist Brian Johnson designed the Eagle. George Lucas saw Brian’s work on Space: 1999 and wanted him to work on Star Wars. His obligations to the TV series prevented him from joining Star Wars but he was the effects supervisor for The Empire Strikes Back, winning an Oscar in 1981 for his team’s work.


Any Space: 1999 model would not be complete without the Moon Buggy! The Moon Buggy was a modified version of an amphibious vehicle known as the Amphicat. The space suits are a mixture of Classic Space Lego helmets and air tanks and Star Wars X-Wing pilot uniforms. I can’t think of a better tribute to the formative shows of my youth! Thanks to Wikipedia and eagletransporter.com for the information.




Comments

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  September 24, 2014
Quoting Paul Förster Finally! I hit the support bottom on Lego Ideas. :-)
Thanks Paul!
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  September 24, 2014
Quoting fabio feltrin bye sorry for my englis i don't speak more i am a fan of Space 1999 this models it's fantastic can i have a file ldd construction previously payment
Thanks for your comments Fabio. You can find instructions for the Eagle here: www.etsy.com/ca/shop/KurtsMOCs. Good luck and have fun!
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  September 24, 2014
bye sorry for my englis i don't speak more i am a fan of Space 1999 this models it's fantastic can i have a file ldd construction previously payment
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  September 13, 2014
Finally! I hit the support bottom on Lego Ideas. :-)
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  September 11, 2014
Quoting Yuri Fassio I want this on Lego Ideas. I started saving up for it 10 minutes ago, when I saw the 1st pic.
You've got your wish: the Eagle Transporter is now on Lego Ideas! You can find it here: https://ideas.lego.com/projects/79378
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  September 8, 2014
Quoting Yuri Fassio I want this on Lego Ideas. I started saving up for it 10 minutes ago, when I saw the 1st pic.
Thanks for the positive comments Yuri. I've thought about the Lego Ideas but I think the model is too big to be considered as a kit. I might look at it a bit more. It would be cool!
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  September 8, 2014
I want this on Lego Ideas. I started saving up for it 10 minutes ago, when I saw the 1st pic.
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  September 2, 2014
Unfortunately I do not have all the necessary bricks. But it would be quite a project for the future.
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  September 2, 2014
Quoting Stephan N A Fantastic model. Very detail rich work. Something I would like to build with real Lego. Great Stuff Kurt
Thanks for your comments Stephan. You can get the instructions from my Etsy site if you want to build one for yourself! The more Lego Eagles out there, the better!
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  September 2, 2014
Quoting Oran Cruzen This a great work of Lego creationism! Well done!
Thanks Oran! I appreciate your support.
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  September 2, 2014
Quoting Marcus Paul Fantastic build, this must be the best Eagle around! There is no section which isn't as elaborate as possible. I love especially the way you made those diagonal elements of the frame. What about Cuusoo/Ideas? I don't have an account - but I'd get one for this. ;-)
Thanks for your generous comments Marcus. I'm glad you liked my Eagle model. I wanted to give this model a level of accuracy and honesty in its construction. As I've mentioned before, I sweated the details of the frame in order to get a design solution that worked and was faithful to the original. As for Cuusoo/Ideas, I think the model is much too large to actually make it as a kit and I may be stepping on some copyrights because its from a TV show. But who knows, maybe I'll give it a shot. Thanks for your support!
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  September 2, 2014
A Fantastic model. Very detail rich work. Something I would like to build with real Lego. Great Stuff Kurt
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  September 1, 2014
This a great work of Lego creationism! Well done!
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  September 1, 2014
Fantastic build, this must be the best Eagle around! There is no section which isn't as elaborate as possible. I love especially the way you made those diagonal elements of the frame. What about Cuusoo/Ideas? I don't have an account - but I'd get one for this. ;-)
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  September 1, 2014
Quoting El Barto ! Great build here, Dude! Excellent rendition of a classic sci-fi workhorse!
Thanks dude, I appreciate the comments. I'm glad you're a fan of the series as well!
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  September 1, 2014
Great build here, Dude! Excellent rendition of a classic sci-fi workhorse!
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  August 6, 2014
Quoting Loov'i Lukywalker Absolutely perfect. Voiceless. Just... WOW!
Thanks for your comments! I'm glad you like my model. I'm quite happy with the results and the interest it's generated: Who knew?!
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  August 5, 2014
Absolutely perfect. Voiceless. Just... WOW!
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  August 2, 2014
Quoting Paul Förster Wonderful! I wonder, is the model for sale somewhere or is the LDD file available so that I can build my own? Pleeeeeaaaasssseeeee. :-)
Thanks for your comments Paul. Unfortunately, I haven't posted the LDD model or the instructions online. I may do so in the future so stay tuned!
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  July 28, 2014
Wonderful! I wonder, is the model for sale somewhere or is the LDD file available so that I can build my own? Pleeeeeaaaasssseeeee. :-)
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  July 23, 2014
Quoting Dario Del Frate Kurt, as AFOL, I am most impressed! The TV show was fantastic and the fine and meticolous LDD work you did is true to the original model. I myself spent one year over LDD to coplete my falcon, so I guess I know the effort it takes! I particularly appreaciate the construction in modules: so very elegant from a building perspective! This looks no fragile MOC full of illegal connections, this is serious engineering. Definitely the best eagle around. Graet 5/5!
Thanks for your comments Dario! Like you, I appreciated the original design of the Eagle and I wanted to capture that functionality and logic in my model. I also wanted to make all of the connections feasible and design a structural system that pays homage to the original. There are one or two inconsistencies but they are minor compared to the resolution of the rest. I'm glad you like my model!
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  July 23, 2014
Kurt, as AFOL, I am most impressed! The TV show was fantastic and the fine and meticolous LDD work you did is true to the original model. I myself spent one year over LDD to coplete my falcon, so I guess I know the effort it takes! I particularly appreaciate the construction in modules: so very elegant from a building perspective! This looks no fragile MOC full of illegal connections, this is serious engineering. Definitely the best eagle around. Graet 5/5!
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  July 22, 2014
Quoting Stuart Lucas Outstanding, I've often thought of trying to build an Eagle in Lego but baulked at the shapes and complexity. You've done an amazing job here with loads of attention to detail! Showing how all the modules come together is really the icing on the cake, it captures the futurisitc realism of the design. If I could, I'd give you 6/5!
Thanks Stuart! As I've mentioned before, it took several iterations before I found a construction system that looked right and was adaptable: the Lego folder on my computer is full of "Eagle Prototype" LDD files! I would say I've been working on this model on and off for over a year so its nice to see it finally realized in a form close to what I originally intended. I'm glad you like it as well!
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  July 22, 2014
Quoting Scott Bourgeois You've done an outstanding job with this model! Thank you for showing us the construction details, that is one complex build. Loved the series, and this model is a fitting tribute to the show.
Thanks for your comments Scott. I wanted the Eagle to be accurate but still follow the logic and aesthetics of Lego construction. I'm glad to hear from another Space: 1999 fan too!
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  July 22, 2014
Outstanding, I've often thought of trying to build an Eagle in Lego but baulked at the shapes and complexity. You've done an amazing job here with loads of attention to detail! Showing how all the modules come together is really the icing on the cake, it captures the futurisitc realism of the design. If I could, I'd give you 6/5!
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  July 22, 2014
You've done an outstanding job with this model! Thank you for showing us the construction details, that is one complex build. Loved the series, and this model is a fitting tribute to the show.
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  July 21, 2014
Quoting Duncan L So cool! I liked this so much I started watching the series :)
Thanks for the comment Duncan. I hope you like the series!
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  July 21, 2014
So cool! I liked this so much I started watching the series :)
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  July 21, 2014
Quoting James C Kurt..this series brings back memories. What an excellent job. You do the series justice. Magnificent craftsmanship.
Thanks for your comments James. In my opinion, the Eagle is an icon in the sci-fi landscape. It was a lot of fun figuring out the design and putting it all together, especially the many variants! I'm glad you like the final result.
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  July 21, 2014
Kurt..this series brings back memories. What an excellent job. You do the series justice. Magnificent craftsmanship.
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  July 20, 2014
Quoting J H Excellent build, some great techniques used there. I'll be stealing those. :)
Thanks for your comments! Feel free to borrow any technique that works for your projects!
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  July 20, 2014
Quoting Sasha Pastasha Not only did you make a fabulous, accurate model, the way you solved the technical problems was fantastic. Thank you so much for sharing details of how you did the different sections. Simply gorgeous.
Thanks for your comments Sasha. I always enjoy seeing the WIP of other builders and thought it would be interesting to show the design and building process of this model. The Eagle is such a pragmatically designed spacecraft that it lent itself well to this type of narrative. I'm glad you liked it!
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  July 20, 2014
Excellent build, some great techniques used there. I'll be stealing those. :)
  July 20, 2014
Not only did you make a fabulous, accurate model, the way you solved the technical problems was fantastic. Thank you so much for sharing details of how you did the different sections. Simply gorgeous.
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  July 19, 2014
Quoting fabien comparon superbe realisation magnifique
Merci Fabien. Je vous remercie de vos commentaires.
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  July 19, 2014
superbe realisation magnifique
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  July 17, 2014
Quoting christophe corthay So wicked !!!! This is the first space ship I've seen when I was a kid and since, I'm a fan of S.F..... so thanks to her and Thanks to you to remind us old memories. Plus, the way of building is so cool and makes me want to try to build it.... Well done pal !!
Thanks Christophe! Its great to know there are other Space: 1999 fans out there as well. I loved the technology of the show, especially the Eagle. I've longed to make an accurate one in Lego. Thanks for the support!
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  July 17, 2014
So wicked !!!! This is the first space ship I've seen when I was a kid and since, I'm a fan of S.F..... so thanks to her and Thanks to you to remind us old memories. Plus, the way of building is so cool and makes me want to try to build it.... Well done pal !!
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  July 17, 2014
Quoting Thomas Haas Super cool! Absolutely perfect replication of the Eagle Transporter.
Thanks Thomas! I appreciate your comments and your interest in my work.
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  July 17, 2014
Super cool! Absolutely perfect replication of the Eagle Transporter.
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  July 15, 2014
Quoting Tim C Super killer design. Love the engines and your subtle use of greebling. It was a nice touch adding all the exposed framework. Gives it a strong utilitarian look. Great work!
Thanks for the comments Tim and I appreciate your support. The tubular superstructure was important to get right if the Eagle was going to look correct. It took a few variations but I found a design solution that did what I wanted it to do. I'm glad you like it as well!
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  July 15, 2014
Super killer design. Love the engines and your subtle use of greebling. It was a nice touch adding all the exposed framework. Gives it a strong utilitarian look. Great work!
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  July 15, 2014
Quoting Geoffrey Boulton fab loved this show in my youth and remember the die cast models of this. would love to see this in real LEGO but agree it would cost a lot to build top rate well done
Thanks for the comments Geoffrey. Its nice to see another Space: 1999 fan! I would love to build this in real bricks too. Perhaps one day...
  July 15, 2014
fab loved this show in my youth and remember the die cast models of this. would love to see this in real LEGO but agree it would cost a lot to build top rate well done
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  July 15, 2014
Quoting Alex Sonny I agree with below, It does look realistic! It really looks like something we'd send into space one day, it's perhaps missing a detail here and there, but otherwise it's beautiful! You have inspired me to try and make something similar, hopefully it'll go well. Cheers!
Thanks for your comments Alex. I can't wait to see what you come up with! Good luck!
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  July 15, 2014
I agree with below, It does look realistic! It really looks like something we'd send into space one day, it's perhaps missing a detail here and there, but otherwise it's beautiful! You have inspired me to try and make something similar, hopefully it'll go well. Cheers!
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  July 14, 2014
Quoting Medic Physic Fantastic! Looks realistic, which is something unusual among SHIPs.
Thanks for your comments! This was one project that was able to take advantage of the Technics system.
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  July 14, 2014
Fantastic! Looks realistic, which is something unusual among SHIPs.
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  July 13, 2014
Quoting Gerfy Legorider Awesome Lego rendering of a sci-fi classic.
Thanks for your comments!
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  July 13, 2014
Awesome Lego rendering of a sci-fi classic.
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  July 13, 2014
Quoting Krazy Kastle Krak Guy I use very carefully the rating "Excellent", but for your model this is even not enough. Great, great, GREAT WORK! Thanks for sharing!
Thanks for your generous comments! I appreciate your interest in my work.
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  July 13, 2014
Quoting Brad Wilson Fantastic! I love the different sections and stuff. It would be great to see it made of real lego though ;)
Thanks for the comments Brad! I too would love to see this in real bricks but collecting parts for models of this size is very expensive. I'm am content with my LDD version.
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  July 13, 2014
Quoting Gabor Pauler Everything can enter in the Earth's athmosphere but only once... In engineering point of view, the command module seems to be plausible reentry vehicle as an emergency capsule. The problem is that it cannot go with windscreen forward: it has to be rotated by thruster 180 degrees to turn its back forward, where reasonable graphite composite heat shield can be placed. But then the problem is with the door at the back side: no door sealing can resist 5000 centigrades temperature... But these problems are not your problems, but problems of the original series. Your model is just perfect.
Great points about the real issues. I can only assume the designers of the Eagle thought about this and you're correct: these are their design problems, not mine. Thanks for the dialogue and the support!
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  July 13, 2014
I use very carefully the rating "Excellent", but for your model this is even not enough. Great, great, GREAT WORK! Thanks for sharing!
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  July 12, 2014
Fantastic! I love the different sections and stuff. It would be great to see it made of real lego though ;)
  July 12, 2014
Everything can enter in the Earth's athmosphere but only once... In engineering point of view, the command module seems to be plausible reentry vehicle as an emergency capsule. The problem is that it cannot go with windscreen forward: it has to be rotated by thruster 180 degrees to turn its back forward, where reasonable graphite composite heat shield can be placed. But then the problem is with the door at the back side: no door sealing can resist 5000 centigrades temperature... But these problems are not your problems, but problems of the original series. Your model is just perfect.
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  July 12, 2014
Quoting That guy you saw earlier Very nice! Great work with some of those shapes!
Thanks for taking an interest in my work!
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  July 12, 2014
Quoting Gabor Pauler Some hint about retracting mechanism of landing legs: place two technic cross axles vertically in deuterium tanks in 1 stud distance. The first is fixed to the tank but can be rotated. It is covered by 2-3 worm gears. The second axle can slide up and down relative to the tank, this is the landing gear leg. It has single "bush for cross axle" part fixed on that. The double rim of bush catches the grooves of worm gears and travels up and down when worm gear is rotated. This is the most compact linear actuator mechanism I know. BUT: Why ever we need retracting landing gear in the vacuum of space? There is no drag. The only engineering reason is if Eagle is packed in a hangar or cargo bay of a larger craft to make it more compact...
Those hints are helpful. I'll have a look at trying them out. You have it correct: the landing pads retract primarily for storage in the hangar. Also, apparently Eagles were capable of entering the Earth's atmosphere as well. Thanks for the building advice!
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  July 12, 2014
Quoting hhhhhklh hhhhklh Very good job! perfectly detailled !
Thanks for your comments!
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  July 12, 2014
Quoting Kermunklin the Giant Evil House Head I'm not familiar with the show, but the build looks great and also is quite informative.
Thanks for the comments! You should check out the show.
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  July 12, 2014
Very nice! Great work with some of those shapes!
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  July 12, 2014
Some hint about retracting mechanism of landing legs: place two technic cross axles vertically in deuterium tanks in 1 stud distance. The first is fixed to the tank but can be rotated. It is covered by 2-3 worm gears. The second axle can slide up and down relative to the tank, this is the landing gear leg. It has single "bush for cross axle" part fixed on that. The double rim of bush catches the grooves of worm gears and travels up and down when worm gear is rotated. This is the most compact linear actuator mechanism I know. BUT: Why ever we need retracting landing gear in the vacuum of space? There is no drag. The only engineering reason is if Eagle is packed in a hangar or cargo bay of a larger craft to make it more compact...
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  July 12, 2014
Very good job! perfectly detailled !
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  July 11, 2014
I'm not familiar with the show, but the build looks great and also is quite informative.
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  July 11, 2014
Quoting clayton Marchetti Wow! The Eagle! I love it and it's in minifig scale. Love the frame work and the command module. The engines and fuel tanks are just perfect. The interior of the center module is amazing! Brilliant work Kurt!
Thanks Clayton! I appreciate the comments and I'm glad to know there's yet another Eagle fan out in MOCpages!
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  July 11, 2014
Wow! The Eagle! I love it and it's in minifig scale. Love the frame work and the command module. The engines and fuel tanks are just perfect. The interior of the center module is amazing! Brilliant work Kurt!
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  July 11, 2014
Quoting Mark Kelso Absolutely gorgeous design! This has got to be one of my favorite ships from all of sci-fi, and you've absolutely nailed it. Hard to imagine it being done any better!
Thanks for your positive comments Mark! I have always loved the Eagle as well and I'm glad you like my rendition.
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  July 11, 2014
Quoting Misa Nikolic Incredible job! So many options, all perfectly rendered... fantastic! I got my hands on the 30th anniversary DVD set this winter and had a great time reliving the show. The only thing I would change, to make this even more screen-accurate, would be to crack some of the space visors open a bit. ;)
Thanks for your comments Misa, glad to see another Space: 1999 fan! I like the suggestion about the visors. Perhaps when I revise the Eagle in a year or so?
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  July 11, 2014
Quoting cyberfrank 2010 fantastic! instant recog! you did incredible work on this ship and the buggy!
Thanks for your comments! I'm glad you like the Moon Buggy as well!
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  July 11, 2014
Absolutely gorgeous design! This has got to be one of my favorite ships from all of sci-fi, and you've absolutely nailed it. Hard to imagine it being done any better!
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  July 11, 2014
Incredible job! So many options, all perfectly rendered... fantastic! I got my hands on the 30th anniversary DVD set this winter and had a great time reliving the show. The only thing I would change, to make this even more screen-accurate, would be to crack some of the space visors open a bit. ;)
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  July 11, 2014
fantastic! instant recog! you did incredible work on this ship and the buggy!
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  July 11, 2014
Quoting Henrik Jensen An excellent rendition of this sci-fi classic. Apparently there are many who have been in possession of such a model. And I've also had one, an Airfix plastic kit, a fine model with removable utility pod. Your model is astonishingly accurate in all aspects, but especially the command module is really well crafted.
Thanks for the comments Henrik! Its seems from the responses thus far that there are indeed many Eagle fans. To my regret, I never was able to get my hands on the Airfix Eagle kit. I'm sure it was an amazing model and I'm also glad you like my version as well.
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  July 11, 2014
An excellent rendition of this sci-fi classic. Apparently there are many who have been in possession of such a model. And I've also had one, an Airfix plastic kit, a fine model with removable utility pod. Your model is astonishingly accurate in all aspects, but especially the command module is really well crafted.
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  July 11, 2014
Quoting Mariner 1000 Great job!
Thanks for your comments!
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  July 11, 2014
Quoting David Roberts A minifig scale Eagle is something that I've dreamed of building since I was a kid. I had the Dinky toys die-cast model and tried to build one, plus I've started to play around in LDD in my latest Lego building phase. Your version looks superb and very accurate too. I know that you say that the nose isn't a smooth as you'd like but it doesn't have any obvious gaps and the curves look just right. I like how you've taken the time to build all of the different modules, which was a big part of the Eagle's playable fun.
Thanks for your comments Michael and I appreciate the Dinky die cast story as well! Like you said, I knew I needed to build all of the modules and variations if I was going to build the Eagle. You should build your Eagle too!
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  July 11, 2014
Great job!
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  July 11, 2014
A minifig scale Eagle is something that I've dreamed of building since I was a kid. I had the Dinky toys die-cast model and tried to build one, plus I've started to play around in LDD in my latest Lego building phase. Your version looks superb and very accurate too. I know that you say that the nose isn't a smooth as you'd like but it doesn't have any obvious gaps and the curves look just right. I like how you've taken the time to build all of the different modules, which was a big part of the Eagle's playable fun.
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  July 11, 2014
Quoting KW Vauban Incredible. Just incredible. I saw another eagle on MOCpages. This MOC was really good and awesome, but yours is even better. It is fantastic. I like how you built the superstructure and the different
Thanks for your comments!
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  July 11, 2014
Incredible. Just incredible. I saw another eagle on MOCpages. This MOC was really good and awesome, but yours is even better. It is fantastic. I like how you built the superstructure and the different
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  July 11, 2014
Quoting andros tempest Gerry Anderson had some of the best designers on his shows. I can barely believe this design is nearly 40 years old?! Your version is stunning, this set would be snapped up by collectors.
Thanks for your comments! All I need is some one who can afford the pieces to build this!
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  July 11, 2014
Quoting greyhound 2011 Great Work !!!!!
Thanks!
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  July 11, 2014
Gerry Anderson had some of the best designers on his shows. I can barely believe this design is nearly 40 years old?! Your version is stunning, this set would be snapped up by collectors.
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  July 11, 2014
Great Work !!!!!
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  July 11, 2014
Quoting Gabor Pauler It is a Lego classic! Incredible details. Also it is incredible to see that how far more engineering thought is given by the designer of Eagles than spaceships in Star Wars series. You brought back my childhood for some minutes...
Thanks for your comments. I concur with you on the engineering: it was one aspect of the Eagle that I absolutely loved because its construction seemed so plausible. All I need now is some of your engineering know-how to design a retracting mechanism for the landing pads or an actual working winch!
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  July 11, 2014
It is a Lego classic! Incredible details. Also it is incredible to see that how far more engineering thought is given by the designer of Eagles than spaceships in Star Wars series. You brought back my childhood for some minutes...
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  July 11, 2014
Quoting Digital Dreams I always wanted to build one of these but never found the motivation to work out how to get the curved cockpit or the super-structure. You've done a brilliant job of this, and especially on this scale too. Well done.
Thanks for your comments. You should build your own Eagle! Its a lot of fun!
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  July 11, 2014
I always wanted to build one of these but never found the motivation to work out how to get the curved cockpit or the super-structure. You've done a brilliant job of this, and especially on this scale too. Well done.
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Quoting Topsy Creatori Exquisite! :)
Thanks!
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Exquisite! :)
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Quoting Jan van den Bos EXCELLENT! EXCELLENT! EXCELLENT! EXCELLENT! EXCELLENT! I also followed the show in my youth! Please share the LDD. I would very much like to have this true masterpiece in my collection.
Thanks for your comments Jan. I'm glad to hear from another Space: 1999 fan. I don't normally share my LDD files but I'll think about it...
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Quoting matt rowntRee It is a true shame that only five like heads can be given. You, sir, are a GOD!!! This is way beyond fantastic, it is utterly perfect. You nailed the proportions and the feel. I have been dying to build an Eagle for over thirty years now and have yet to come close to your immaculate sculpting here. I am in awe at the shaping of the cockpit and the engine modules. I was so hoping that you'd include alternate pods and you once again did not disappoint. This looks like it's right out of the show and Gerry Anderson himself commissioned it. You even got the right colors for the spacesuits. AND A BUGGY! Sorry to drone on but you pegged the nostalgia meter with me. This is way beyond outstanding, this is ART! -standing ovation-
Thanks Matt. I don't know what to say after your truly wonderful comments. I wanted to capture the logic and structure of the original Eagle in the language of Lego, which meant increasing the scale a bit. But this allowed me to get the details I wanted, like the superstructure system, the command module curves, and the outboard fuel pods. It took me three tries to get to the final result: I learned something from each iteration. I loved the Eagle since I was a child and I always wanted to build one in Lego. Now I can cross it off my Lego bucket list. You should build one too!
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Quoting Lego 4 Life A masterpiece!
Thanks!
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Quoting Mihe Stonee That'S an impressive LDD-model! the shape is taken so well! would you share the LDD-file ? I would be interested how you did the cockpit...
Thanks for the comments Mihe. I don't normally share my LDD files. The command module is a hodge-podge of hinges and curved plates. It was tricky to sculpt, especially the rear. If you have any better solutions for the rear of the command module, I would be interested to see them.
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Quoting Michael K. One never heard of this show, but I love how functional everything is.
Thanks Michael. The series was made in England in the mid-70s. The spaceships and sets were very cool, especially to an eight-year boy. The storylines were often interesting but it definitely had some overacting and cheezy costumes. It wasn't the best sci-fi show on TV but the Eagle, in my mind, made up for those deficiencies with pure coolness.
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  July 11, 2014
Quoting Matt Bace Wow! This is epic. It's definitely the best LEGO Eagle I've seen. The shaping and detailing is spot on. I really like how you modeled the curves on the command module -- it looks absolutely perfect.
Thanks Matt! I appreciate the kind words. This model took a while to build. I tried several variations of the superstructure, the command module and the outboard fuel pods until I found a solution that worked in unison, hence the larger scale. I'm satisfied with the results and I'm glad you like it as well.
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  July 11, 2014
Quoting Ingram DRAGON So accurate : I have an (unfortunately uncomplete) old toy of this ship. Great LDD render !
Thanks for your comments! I too had a blue freighter Eagle by Dinky Diecast. I was never able to get a model kit of the Eagle but my Lego version fills the void!
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  July 11, 2014
EXCELLENT! EXCELLENT! EXCELLENT! EXCELLENT! EXCELLENT! I also followed the show in my youth! Please share the LDD. I would very much like to have this true masterpiece in my collection.
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  July 11, 2014
It is a true shame that only five like heads can be given. You, sir, are a GOD!!! This is way beyond fantastic, it is utterly perfect. You nailed the proportions and the feel. I have been dying to build an Eagle for over thirty years now and have yet to come close to your immaculate sculpting here. I am in awe at the shaping of the cockpit and the engine modules. I was so hoping that you'd include alternate pods and you once again did not disappoint. This looks like it's right out of the show and Gerry Anderson himself commissioned it. You even got the right colors for the spacesuits. AND A BUGGY! Sorry to drone on but you pegged the nostalgia meter with me. This is way beyond outstanding, this is ART! -standing ovation-
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  July 11, 2014
A masterpiece!
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  July 11, 2014
That'S an impressive LDD-model! the shape is taken so well! would you share the LDD-file ? I would be interested how you did the cockpit...
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  July 11, 2014
One never heard of this show, but I love how functional everything is.
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  July 11, 2014
Wow! This is epic. It's definitely the best LEGO Eagle I've seen. The shaping and detailing is spot on. I really like how you modeled the curves on the command module -- it looks absolutely perfect.
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  July 11, 2014
So accurate : I have an (unfortunately uncomplete) old toy of this ship. Great LDD render !
 
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